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Make delicious meals at home with premium, expertly-cut Moody's meats and advice from our resident foodie!
Moody’s Foodie Erik Risman loves learning about food through traveling the world, but like many others, values time spent cooking at home for family and friends even more. At Moody’s Butcher Shop, we love teaching customers and the community about our meats, what makes them different and why such expertise is important – but, what if you don’t know how to prepare that crown roast or that dry-aged New York strip? It can be easier than you think! Whether it’s grilling season, an upcoming holiday, a celebration of cuisine from another country or quick and easy meals for a large family, our resident foodie has you covered with recipes and tips matching all experience levels and tastes. Click the quick links below to find more from Moody’s Foodie.
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Find all Moody's Foodie recipes below, categorized by type of meat used. Or, use the search box to find what you're looking for! Some recipes are Moody's Foodie originals, some are adapted from the work of our favorite chefs, but all are selected to make your at-home dining experience the best it can be with Moody's Butcher Shop meats.
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Recipe: Oven-Baked Beef Brisket with Apple Juice and Onions

  Other than the “fridge time,” this recipe is fast compared to most brisket cooks....Read More
March 3, 2020
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Recipe: Moody’s Foodie Beef Stir Fry

I was researching various stir fry recipes and couldn’t find one that really suited my...Read More
February 29, 2020
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Recipe: Hanger Steak

Hanger steak is an underappreciated cut of meat. Known also as the “butcher’s cut” because...Read More
February 25, 2020
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Recipe: Sirloin Tip Roast

The sirloin tip roast can become an all-in-one meal if you cook it with the...Read More
February 25, 2020
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Recipe: Simple Bistro Tender

  The Bistro Tender is a hard-to-come-by cut of beef. It is the “teres major”...Read More
February 18, 2020
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Recipe: Easy Oven-Baked Beef Brisket

  We all think of brisket as a summer event slow-cooked on the grill or...Read More
January 22, 2020
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Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

We all think of brisket as a summer event slow-cooked on the grill or in...Read More
January 22, 2020
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Recipe: Braised Short Ribs

This is my favorite short rib recipe. I came up with this variation over 20...Read More
January 17, 2020
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Recipe: Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon is French for “tender fillet” and is arguably the most tender cut of...Read More
December 23, 2019
+ Beef Rib Roast

Recipe: Standing Rib Roast

  Holidays are filled with fun, family and food. Here is an easy way to...Read More
December 21, 2019
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Recipe: Holiday Rib Roast

  With the Turkey fest just a recent memory, many of us look forward to...Read More
December 21, 2019
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Recipe: Simple Beef Tenderloin

  Holidays are filled with fun, family and food. Here is an easy way to...Read More
December 21, 2019
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Recipe: Sautéed Cube Steak

  The texture of cube steak is different from other cuts of beef and it...Read More
December 18, 2019
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Recipe: Slow Cooked Arm Roast

  The arm roast, which is cut from the beef chuck primal, is one of...Read More
December 9, 2019
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Recipe: Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak

  This is an easy and tasty recipe but you must watch the steak as...Read More
November 26, 2019
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Recipe: Pan Seared & Roasted Boneless Beef Chuck Roast

I found this recipe on "I’d Rather Be A Chef" and tried it – it...Read More
November 5, 2019
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Recipe: Crock Pot Chuck Roast

  When I found this recipe I thought I would try it only because of...Read More
November 5, 2019
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Recipe: Grilled Tri-Tip Steak

Tri-tip is a flavorful and fairly lean boneless cut of beef from the bottom sirloin,...Read More
January 30, 2019
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Recipe: Roasted New York Strip Loin with Garlic-Herb Crust

If you’re looking to try something new for your holiday meal this year, this recipe...Read More
December 12, 2018
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Recipe: Steak au Poivre

  Celebrate Bastille Day with a wonderful French-influenced Steak au Poivre. What is Bastille Day?...Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Pan-Seared “Bavette” Steak

  This is an easy and tasty recipe, but you must watch the steak as...Read More
March 22, 2018
+ Grilled Ribeye Steak

Recipe: Pan-Seared New York Strip or Rib Eye Steak (for steaks at least 1 ¼ inch thick)

Pan-Seared New York Strip or Rib Eye Steak (for steaks at least 1-1/4 inch thick)...Read More
November 24, 2017
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Recipe: Rainy day steaks

Rainy Day Steaks (Quick and Easy) Grill party rained out, or simply too cold to...Read More
October 2, 2017
+ Steak with sun dried tomato butter

Recipe: Grilled Steak with Sun-dried Tomato Butter

Grilled Steak with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Butter Pick your favorite cut of steak and generously...Read More
September 25, 2017
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Recipe: Monster T-Bone Steak

  This is a grill master's delight.  This 3" to 3 1/2" steak can feed...Read More
July 5, 2017
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Recipe: Grilled Steak with Herbed Gorgonzola Butter

Grilled Steak with Herbed Gorgonzola Butter (Quick and Easy) Pick your favorite cut of steak...Read More
January 25, 2017
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Recipe: Grilled Skirt Steak with Garlic

Grilled Skirt Steak with Garlic and Herbs...Read More
January 20, 2017

Pan-seared Balsamic Glazed Berkshire Pork Chops

I recently shared a Berkshire pork chop recipe with cinnamon apples. I just can’t get...Read More
July 23, 2020
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Pan-seared Berkshire Pork Chop with Cinnamon-Spiced Apples

  Berkshire pork is the best-tasting pork I have ever had… it is the Kobe...Read More
July 20, 2020
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Recipe: Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Marsala Sauce

  Since the tenderloin is not a working muscle in quadrupeds, it is quite tender....Read More
February 17, 2020
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Recipe: Roasted Boneless Pork Loin

If you’re already a fan of pork chops and pork tenderloin, it’s time to get...Read More
December 23, 2019
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Recipe: Quick and Easy Smoked Pork Chops

The great thing about smoked meats—besides the wonderful flavor—is that they are fully cooked, requiring...Read More
December 2, 2019
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Recipe: Cuban Style Roast Pork (Puerco Asado)

  My wife found this recipe 20 years ago and we have been enjoying it...Read More
November 12, 2019
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Recipe: Traditional German “Schweinshaxe” (Pork Shanks)

The traditional Schweinshaxe is an Oktoberfest staple served with sauerkraut and Bratkartoffeln (fried potatoes). You can easily...Read More
December 10, 2018
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Recipe: Toulouse Sausage Kabob

  Moody’s Toulouse sausage is the best I’ve tasted this side of France! It’s a...Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Pork Normandy

  A classic French recipe for a special evening....Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Simple Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork ...Read More
October 2, 2017
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Recipe: Pork Chops in Maple Syrup

Pork Chops in Maple Syrup  (Quick and Easy)  ...Read More
August 21, 2017
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Recipe: Pork Brochettes with Apples and Bacon Wrapped in Prunes

Pork Brochettes  with apples and bacon wrapped in prunes   The flavor combination of pork...Read More
August 21, 2017
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Recipe: Easy Bone-In Chicken Breasts

I’m always looking for new ways to cook affordable meals – chicken is affordable and...Read More
February 23, 2020
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Recipe: Basic Sautéed Chicken Breasts

This is the basic method for a simple, easy and delicious meal. It’s a recipe...Read More
November 26, 2019
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Recipe: Grilled Rosemary Lemon Chicken

This Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken is easy and tasty, clocking in at just 23 minutes...Read More
June 11, 2018
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Recipe: Norman Chicken (Poulet Normand)

  Apples, pork and Calvados – the cooking staples of Normandy. Here is the chicken...Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Chicken Tarragon (Poulet à L’Estragon)

  Tarragon is one of my favorite herbs but, admittedly, it is not for everyone....Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Chicken Cutlets with Capers

  Close relatives to escalopes, paillardes are pieces of meat pounded thin instead of sliced....Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Cornish Game Hen with Sausage Stuffing

  This is a recipe I developed many years ago and return to it two...Read More
December 13, 2017
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Recipe: Grilled Half Chicken

Grilled Half Chicken Chicken on the grill can be great, crispy and moist at the...Read More
August 12, 2017
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Recipe: Grilled Bone-in Chicken Breast and Leg Quarters

Grilled Bone-in Chicken Breast and Leg Quarters Our bone-in chicken breast and leg quarters come with the skin...Read More
August 12, 2017
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Recipe: Turkish Grilled Chicken

  This has long been one of my favorites and it is easy to prepare...Read More
January 21, 2017
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Recipe: Braised Bistro Lamb

  A classic French recipe for a special evening....Read More
March 22, 2018
+ Grilled Lamb Chops

Recipe: Oh-so-simple grilled lamb chops

Oh so simple Grilled Lamb Chops (Quick and Easy) Lamb is one of my all-time...Read More
October 2, 2017
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Recipe: Lamb Chops with Herbs and Balsamic

Lamb Chops with Herbs and Balsamic (Quick and Easy) Easy peasy…the longest wait is for...Read More
October 2, 2017
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Recipe: Baked Cod

  Atlantic cod is one of the most popular commercial fish species, harvested from Greenland...Read More
March 5, 2020
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Recipe: Pan-Seared Cod

Atlantic cod is one of the most popular commercial fish species, harvested from Greenland to...Read More
March 5, 2020
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Recipe: Crab Cake Rémoulade

Rémoulade is a condiment invented in France that is usually aioli- or mayonnaise-based. While its...Read More
December 30, 2019
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Recipe: Chipotle Mayo Crab Cake Sauce

The Moody’s pre-made crab cakes are great, but if you want something to spice them...Read More
December 23, 2019
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Recipe: Simple prep for a live lobster

  Live cold water Maine lobsters are available for a limited time at Moody's at...Read More
July 2, 2018
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Recipe: Monkfish a L’Amoricanie

  Monkfish is one of my favorite fish. Often called “poor man’s lobster," it can...Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Mussels (Moules Marinières)

  I have fond memories of Moules Marinières and Steak Tartare in many a French...Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Monkfish Terrine (Lotte a L’Imperatrice)

  In France, monkfish is one of the most appreciated fish. It has beautiful, firm...Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Monkfish Provencal

  Monkfish is one of my favorite fish. Often called “poor man’s lobster," it can...Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Monkfish Bourride

  This recipe originated on the Mediterranean coast. “Bourride” is a delicate fish soup made...Read More
March 22, 2018
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Recipe: Pan-Seared Skate Wing Filets with Capers

  Skate Wing is usually found in restaurants and seldom cooked at home, though it...Read More
February 5, 2018
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Recipe: Pan-Seared Scallops with Coriander Butter Sauce

Pan Seared Scallops with Coriander Butter Sauce (Quick and Easy) This is not only easy...Read More
October 2, 2017
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Recipe: Cucumber Mayonnaise and Dijon Sauce with Dill

  Here is a recipe for a sauce that makes an excellent addition to our...Read More
July 5, 2017
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Recipe: Pan-Seared Grouper

Pan Seared Grouper (Quick and Easy) This is an easy and very basic recipe that...Read More
January 29, 2017
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Recipe: Pan-Seared Diver Scallops

Pan Seared Diver Scallops (Quick and Easy) This is an easy and very basic recipe...Read More
January 29, 2017

Recipe: Pan-Seared Halibut with Basil-Shallot Butter

Pan Seared Halibut with Basil-Shallot Butter    The basil-shallot butter is very versatile and tasty,...Read More
January 2, 2017

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Recipe: Wild Rice Dressing with Chestnuts and Sausage

When we first found this recipe, it was billed as a “stuffing”.  It’s much better...Read More
December 14, 2020
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Pan-seared Berkshire Pork Chop with Cinnamon-Spiced Apples

  Berkshire pork is the best-tasting pork I have ever had… it is the Kobe...Read More
July 20, 2020
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Recipe: Fondant Potatoes

  Fondant potatoes, or pommes fondant, is a method of preparing potatoes that traditionally involves...Read More
July 14, 2020
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Recipe: Carrots Vichy

  I found this recipe in Gourmet years ago and have been making it ever...Read More
July 14, 2020

From time to time we will post some of our favorite sauce and rub recipes that can enhance your meal experience.

As the Moody’s Foodie, I have to admit I love good sauces and well concocted rubs, especially those we create from fresh or dried herbs and spices ourselves.  A little interesting history: Because of the lack of refrigeration in the early days of cooking, meat, poultry, fish, and seafood didn’t last long.  Sauces and gravies were used to mask the flavor of tainted foods.  In today’s world, the industrialization of farming and meat processing has in many ways reduced the innate flavor of beef, pork and poultry and, as a result, has again led to the resurgence of sauces and rubs.

All too often sauces and rubs are used to camouflage the lack of flavor in the meat or fish.  I am more a purist; I like only those sauces and rubs that enhance the flavor of what I am eating.  The good fish and locally raised meat and poultry that comes from Moody’s should shine through any enhancement.  We will always try to make certain that is the case with what we offer you as suggestions.

As always, we welcome your comments and input.

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Recipe: All-Purpose Roast and Steak Rub

Finding the perfect rub is a never ending quest - we are always looking for...Read More
February 25, 2020
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Recipe: Crab Cake Rémoulade

Rémoulade is a condiment invented in France that is usually aioli- or mayonnaise-based. While its...Read More
December 30, 2019
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Recipe: Chipotle Mayo Crab Cake Sauce

The Moody’s pre-made crab cakes are great, but if you want something to spice them...Read More
December 23, 2019
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Marinades, steak sauces and tips for great flavor

Utilizing Marinades and Steak Sauces for Grill Season Grilling season is in full swing here...Read More
May 21, 2018
+ Steak with sun dried tomato butter

Recipe: Grilled Steak with Sun-dried Tomato Butter

Grilled Steak with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Butter Pick your favorite cut of steak and generously...Read More
September 25, 2017
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Recipe: Cucumber Mayonnaise and Dijon Sauce with Dill

  Here is a recipe for a sauce that makes an excellent addition to our...Read More
July 5, 2017
+ Steak with Herbed Butter

Recipe: Grilled Steak with Herbed Gorgonzola Butter

Grilled Steak with Herbed Gorgonzola Butter (Quick and Easy) Pick your favorite cut of steak...Read More
January 25, 2017

Recipe: Chimichurri Sauce and Marinade

Chimichurri Sauce and Marinade    This sauce is great with Grilled Skirt Steak...Read More
January 2, 2017
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